Is IPS Ending Fighting Charter Schools? Our Interview With IPS Supt. Ferebee On That Change, Snow Days, Improving Achievement, His “Listening Tours” And Tech HS Basketball

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ips logonew ferebee headshotIn his most extensive interview since becoming IPS Superintendent, Dr. Louis Ferebee signaled a new day in how the city and state’s largest school district deals with the potential for more charter schools. Appearing on Afternoons with Amos, Ferebee talked about his and IPS’ support for House Bill 1321 which provides IPS an opportunity to allow charter schools to operate inside existing IPS schools.  Under the bill which was approved by the Indiana House, over fierce objections by Democrats, including Democrats from Indianapolis, IPS would house charters, provide services to those schools and the academic achievement of those charter students would be included in the academic achievement and state “A-F” grades for IPS.  In the interview Ferebee signaled that he is willing to work with and cooperate with charter schools.  A sharp reversal of the adversarial position against charters taken by the previous IPS School Board and former Supt…

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